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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545528/comparison-of-biomarker-based-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-maldi-tof-ms-and-conventional-methods-in-the-identification-of-clinically-relevant-bacteria-and-yeast
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Ali Kassim, Valentin Pflüger, Zul Premji, Claudia Daubenberger, Gunturu Revathi
BACKGROUND: MALDI-TOF MS is an analytical method that has recently become integral in the identification of microorganisms in clinical laboratories. It relies on databases that majorly employ pattern recognition or fingerprinting. Biomarker based databases have also been developed and there is optimism that these may be superior to pattern recognition based databases. This study compared the performance of ribosomal biomarker based MALDI-TOF MS and conventional methods in the identification of selected bacteria and yeast...
May 25, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541454/comprehensive-analysis-of-prevalence-epidemiological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-mono-infections-and-co-infections-in-diarrhoeal-diseases-in-children-in-tanzania
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Sabrina J Moyo, Øyvind Kommedal, Bjorn Blomberg, Kurt Hanevik, Marit Gjerde Tellevik, Samuel Y Maselle, Nina Langeland
The role of interactions between intestinal pathogens in diarrheal disease is uncertain. From August 2010 to July 2011, we collected stool samples from 723 children admitted with diarrhoea (cases) to three major hospitals in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and from 564 non-diarrheic children (controls). We analysed the samples for 17 pathogens and assessed interactions between co-infections in additive and multiplicative models. At least one pathogen was detected in 86.9% of the cases and 62.8%, of the controls. Prevalence of co-infections was 58...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539715/antiprotozoal-antibacterial-and-antidiarrheal-properties-from-the-flowers-of-chiranthodendron-pentadactylon-and-isolated-flavonoids
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Fernando Calzada, Teresa Juárez, Normand García-Hernández, Miguel Valdes, Oscar Ávila, Lilian Yepez Mulia, Claudia Velázquez
BACKGROUND: Chiranthodendron pentadactylon Larreat. (Sterculiaceae) is a Mexican plant used in traditional medicine for the treatment of heart disease symptoms and infectious diarrhea. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate in vitro antiprotozoal and antibacterial activities and in vivo antidiarrheal activity from the flowers of C. pentadactylon using the extract, fractions, and major isolated flavonoids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bioassay-guided fractionation of the methanol extract of C...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536926/structural-changes-of-gut-microbiota-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-its-correlation-with-clinical-features
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Wei Li, Xiaoli Wu, Xu Hu, Tao Wang, Shan Liang, Yunfeng Duan, Feng Jin, Bin Qin
The aim of this study was to compare the structure of gut microbiota in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and healthy controls; and to explore correlations between gut microbiota and PD clinical features. We analyzed fecal bacterial composition of 24 PD patients and 14 healthy volunteers by using 16S rRNA sequencing. There were significant differences between PD and healthy controls, as well as among different PD stages. The putative cellulose degrading bacteria from the genera Blautia (P=0.018), Faecalibacterium (P=0...
May 20, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536384/in-vitro-anti-oxidant-and-anti-microbial-potentiality-investigation-of-different-fractions-of-caryota-urens-leaves
#5
Shofiul Azam, Md Kayes Mahmud, Md Hamza Naquib, Saad Mosharraf Hossain, Mohammad Nazmul Alam, Md Josim Uddin, Irfan Sajid, Muhammad Sazzad Hossain, Md Salimul Karim, Md Ali Hasan
BACKGROUND: Caryota urens is a member of the Arecaceae family and a common plant in the Southeast Asian region. This plant has been reported as an anti-microbial agent in recent years. Thus, we aimed to find out the MIC (minimum inhibitory concentration) against different pathogenic microorganism. METHODS: The leaves of C. urens were extracted and fractioned using different reagents (chloroform, n-hexane and carbon tetrachloride). Disc diffusion method was implemented for the assessment of in vitro anti-microbial potency (500 and 250 µg/disc)...
July 27, 2016: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536105/trappc13-modulates-autophagy-and-the-response-to-golgi-stress
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Silvia Ramírez-Peinado, Tatiana I Ignashkova, Bram J van Raam, Jan Baumann, Erica L Sennott, Mathieu Gendarme, Ralph K Lindemann, Michael N Starnbach, Jan H Reiling
Tether complexes play important roles in endo- and exocytic trafficking of lipids and proteins. In yeast, the multisubunit transport protein particle (TRAPP) tether regulates ER-Golgi, intra-Golgi transport and is also implicated in autophagy. The TRAPP complex in addition acts as a GEF for Ypt1, which is homologous to human Rab1. Here, we show that human TRAPPC13 and other TRAPP subunits are critically involved in the survival response to several Golgi disrupting agents. Loss of TRAPPC13 partially preserves the secretory pathway and viability in response to brefeldin A, which is dependent on ARF1 and the large GEF GBF1 and concomitant with reduced caspase activation and ER stress marker induction...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535823/first-report-of-the-qnra-determinant-in-shigella-sonnei-isolated-from-china
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H M Qian, T T Qin, G Y Liu, J Li, P Ma, X X Kong, B Gu, C J Bao
We investigated the first presence of qnrA among Shigella sonnei clinical isolates in Jiangsu Province, China. The qnrA-positive isolates coexisted with the mutation in gyrA at codon 83, these isolates were resistant to nalidixic acid and 22·2% (2 of 9) of them were resistant to norfloxacin.
May 24, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535747/in-vitro-assessment-of-pediococcus-acidilactici-kp10-for-its-potential-use-in-the-food-industry
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Sahar Abbasiliasi, Joo Shun Tan, Fatemeh Bashokouh, Tengku Azmi Tengku Ibrahim, Shuhaimi Mustafa, Faezeh Vakhshiteh, Subhashini Sivasamboo, Arbakariya B Ariff
BACKGROUND: Selection of a microbial strain for the incorporation into food products requires in vitro and in vivo evaluations. A bacteriocin-producing lactic acid bacterium (LAB), Pediococcus acidilactici Kp10, isolated from a traditional dried curd was assessed in vitro for its beneficial properties as a potential probiotic and starter culture. The inhibitory spectra of the bacterial strain against different gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, its cell surface hydrophobicity and resistance to phenol, its haemolytic, amylolytic and proteolytic activities, ability to produce acid and coagulate milk together with its enzymatic characteristics and adhesion property were all evaluated in vitro...
May 23, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526638/prevalence-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-salmonella-and-shigella-spp-among-children-with-gastroenteritis-in-an-iranian-referral-hospital
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Shima Mahmoudi, Babak Pourakbari, Mina Moradzadeh, Hamid Eshaghi, Amitis Ramezani, Mohammad Taghi Haghi Ashtiani, Sepideh Keshavarz Valian, Setareh Mamishi
BACKGROUND: Gastroenteritis is one of the leading cause of illnesses through the world, especially in developing countries.Salmonella and Shigella infections are considered as the main public health problems in children. The aim of this study was to detect the prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of Salmonella and Shigella spp. among children with gastroenteritis in an Iranian referral hospital. METHODS: During April 2013 to April 2014, all medical records of children with gastroenteritis admitted to a pediatric medical center were evaluated...
May 16, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526589/a-rapid-salmonella-detection-method-involving-thermophilic-helicase-dependent-amplification-and-a-lateral-flow-assay
#10
Xin-Jun Du, Tian-Jiao Zhou, Ping Li, Shuo Wang
Salmonella is a major foodborne pathogen that is widespread in the environment and can cause serious human and animal disease. Since conventional culture methods to detect Salmonella are time-consuming and laborious, rapid and accurate techniques to detect this pathogen are critically important for food safety and diagnosing foodborne illness. In this study, we developed a rapid, simple and portable Salmonella detection strategy that combines thermophilic helicase-dependent amplification (tHDA) with a lateral flow assay to provide a detection result based on visual signals within 90 min...
May 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Probes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522322/imaging-macropinosomes-during-shigella-infections
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Noelia Lopez-Montero, Yuen-Yan Chang, Anna Sartori-Rupp, Sonja Kühn, Jost Enninga
Macropinocytosis is the uptake of extracellular fluid within vesicles of varying size that takes place during numerous cellular processes in a large variety of cells. A growing number of pathogens, including viruses, parasites, and bacteria are known to induce macropinocytosis during their entry into targeted host cells. We have recently discovered that the human enteroinvasive, bacterial pathogen Shigella causes in situ macropinosome formation during its entry into epithelial cells. These infection-associated macropinosomes are not generated to ingest the bacteria, but are instead involved in Shigella's intracellular niche formation...
May 15, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520998/medications-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-travellers-diarrhea
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David N Taylor, Davidson H Hamer, David R Shlim
Background: . Travellers' diarrhea (TD) remains one of the most common illnesses encountered by travellers to less developed areas of the world. Because bacterial pathogens such as enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC), enteroaggregative E. coli , Campylobacter spp. and Shigella spp. are the most frequent causes, antibiotics have been useful in both prevention and treatment of TD. Methods.: Results of trials that assessed the use of medications for the prevention and treatment of TD were identified through PubMed and MEDLINE searches using search terms 'travellers' diarrhea', 'prevention' and 'treatment'...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520997/resistant-pathogens-as-causes-of-traveller-s-diarrhea-globally-and-impact-s-on-treatment-failure-and-recommendations
#13
David R Tribble
Background: : Diarrhea is a frequent clinical syndrome affecting international travellers. Bacterial etiologic agents have a long history of emergent antimicrobial resistance against commonly used antibiotics. Current approaches applying first-line antimicrobial therapy are being challenged by increasingly resistant organisms. This review summarizes recent epidemiological and clinical evidence of antibiotic resistance among enteropathogens causing traveller's diarrhea and the subsequent impact on current treatment recommendations...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520995/new-molecular-diagnostic-tools-in-traveller-s-diarrhea
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Jordi Vila
Traveller's diarrhea can be caused by bacteria, protozoa, helminths and viruses. Globally, the most common causes of traveller's diarrhea are two pathotypes of Escherichia coli (enterotoxigenic and enteroaggregative) and Shigella, although there are significant variations according to the geographic area visited. While traveller's diarrhea is usually a mild, self-limiting disease, half of the travellers with traveller's diarrhea have some limitation in their activities during the journey and up to 10% present persistent diarrhea or other complications, making microbiological diagnosis necessary...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514661/innate-recognition-of-intracellular-bacterial-growth-is-driven-by-the-tifa-dependent-cytosolic-surveillance-pathway
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Ryan G Gaudet, Cynthia X Guo, Raphael Molinaro, Haila Kottwitz, John R Rohde, Anne-Sophie Dangeard, Cécile Arrieumerlou, Stephen E Girardin, Scott D Gray-Owen
Intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) act as sentinels for incoming pathogens. Cytosol-invasive bacteria, such as Shigella flexneri, trigger a robust pro-inflammatory nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) response from IECs that is believed to depend entirely on the peptidoglycan sensor NOD1. We found that, during Shigella infection, the TRAF-interacting forkhead-associated protein A (TIFA)-dependent cytosolic surveillance pathway, which senses the bacterial metabolite heptose-1,7-bisphosphate (HBP), functions after NOD1 to detect bacteria replicating free in the host cytosol...
May 16, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513559/detecting-and-discriminating-shigella-sonnei-using-an-aptamer-based-fluorescent-biosensor-platform
#16
Myeong-Sub Song, Simranjeet Singh Sekhon, Woo-Ri Shin, Hyung Cheol Kim, Jiho Min, Ji-Young Ahn, Yang-Hoon Kim
In this paper, a Whole-Bacteria SELEX (WB-SELEX) strategy was adopted to isolate specific aptamers against Shigella sonnei. Real-time PCR amplification and post-SELEX experiment revealed that the selected aptmers possessed a high binding affinity and specificity for S. sonnei. Of the 21 aptamers tested, the C(t) values of the SS-3 and SS-4 aptamers (Ct = 13.89 and Ct = 12.23, respectively) had the lowest value compared to other aptamer candidates. The SS-3 and SS-4 aptamers also displayed a binding affinity (KD) of 39...
May 17, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513418/flagellar-expression-in-clinical-isolates-of-non-typeable-haemophilus-influenzae
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Alejandro Carabarin-Lima, Patricia Lozano-Zarain, Miguel Castañeda-Lucio, Claudia Fabiola Martínez de la Peña, Julieta Martinez-Garcia, Norarizbeth Lara Flores, Elías Campos de la Cruz, Sirenia González-Posos, Rosa Del Carmen Rocha-Gracia
PURPOSE: Haemophilus influenzae is a commensal organism found in the upper respiratory tract of humans. When H. influenzae becomes a pathogen, these bacteria can move out of their commensal niche and cause multiple respiratory tract diseases such as otitis media, sinusitis, conjunctivitis and bronchitis in children, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults. However, H. influenzae is currently considered a non-flagellate bacterium. METHODOLOGY AND RESULTS: In this study, 90 clinical isolates of H...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508699/antimicrobial-anticancer-and-antioxidant-compounds-from-premna-resinosa-growing-in-saudi-arabia
#18
Dina A Albadawi, Ramzi A Mothana, Jamal M Khaled, Abdelkhader E Ashour, Ashok Kumar, Sheikh F Ahmad, Mansour S Al-Said, Adnan J Al-Rehaily, Nawal M Almusayeib
CONTEXT: Premna resinosa (Hochst.) Schauer (Lamiaceae) is used in many places to treat bronchitis, respiratory illness and convulsions of the rib cage. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the anticancer, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of P. resinosa, and isolates some responsible constituents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The methanol extract of P. resinosa aerial parts and its fractions (n-hexane, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate and n-butanol) were tested...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505584/development-of-a-gold-nanoparticle-based-universal-oligonucleotide-microarray-for-multiplex-and-low-cost-detection-of-foodborne-pathogens
#19
Xiaoqiang Wang, Sisi Ying, Xiaoguang Wei, Jun Yuan
Bacterial foodborne diseases remain major threats to food safety and public health, especially in developing countries. In this study a novel assay, combining gold nanoparticle (GNP)-based multiplex oligonucleotide ligation-PCR and universal oligonucleotide microarray technology, was developed for inexpensive, specific, sensitive, and multiplex detection of eight common foodborne pathogens, including Shigella spp., Campylobacter jejuni, Bacillus cereus, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus, and Vibrio parahaemolyticus...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499553/nasal-delivery-of-protollin-adjuvanted-h5n1-vaccine-induces-enhanced-systemic-as-well-as-mucosal-immunity-in-mice
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Weiping Cao, Jin Hyang Kim, Adrian J Reber, Mary Hoelscher, Jessica A Belser, Xiuhua Lu, Jacqueline M Katz, Shivaprakash Gangappa, Martin Plante, David S Burt, Suryaprakash Sambhara
Sporadic, yet frequent human infections with avian H5N1 influenza A viruses continue to pose a potential pandemic threat. Poor immunogenicity of unadjuvanted H5N1 vaccines warrants developing novel adjuvants and formulations as well as alternate delivery systems to improve their immunogenicity and efficacy. Here, we show that Protollin, a nasal adjuvant composed of Neisseria meningitides outer membrane proteins non-covalently linked to Shigella flexneri 2a lipopolysaccharide, is a potent nasal adjuvant for an inactivated split virion H5N1 clade 1 A/Viet Nam1203/2004 (A/VN/1203/04) vaccine in a mouse model...
June 5, 2017: Vaccine
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